Maria's Story - Gastric Sleeve
Surgery: Sleeve Gastrectomy - Total Lost: 60 pounds*
"I would recommend weight loss surgery to anyone who has struggled to lose weight through diet and exercise alone." —Maria
I have tried many diets in the past without any long-term success. After several attempts of diet and exercise, I finally decided to have weight loss surgery. I wanted to have the procedure, to live a longer and happier life.
Dr. Yijun Chen at UCLA along with the team of professionals helped me to reach my goal. I am 6 months post-op and lost a total of 60 pounds thus far. The weight loss before surgery was manageable with the help of the dietitian. I was able to follow a simple meal plan to help lose weight prior to surgery and keep up with the healthy lifestyle for post-operative success.
Before I had the surgery, I felt stressed and depressed almost on a daily basis. I could not be happier at this time. After the surgery I began to feel less stressed and depressed, and full of energy. I am happy to exercise without any pain in my joints.
I would recommend weight loss surgery to anyone who has struggled to lose weight through diet and exercise alone. I have learned healthy lifestyle tips not only for my wellbeing; but to improve longevity.